Friday, February 06, 2009

Michael Phelps for economic recovery!

By now most of us have seen this photo of Olympic champion Michael Phelps, allegedly taking a bong hit. Good for him. Shame on Kelloggs for dumping him from his endorsement contract, and shame on the swimming powers that be who suspended him for 3 months from competition.

Thank you Michael Phelps, for bringing the hypocrisy of the prohibition against marijuana to the forefront at a time when our country is in dire need of revenue. How about legalizing marijuana and taxing the hell out of it? It could only help our ailing economy.

It's because of my long-held belief that we must do just that that I called Alan St. Pierre, the executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) for an interview today on Radio or Not. I was happy to hear that great minds think alike!

I wasn't theonly person talking and writing about Phelps and marijuana today. Click here (and scroll down) for a plethora of pieces from today's Huffington Post on the same subject!

In addition to my interview with St. Pierre, today I also read Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman's Op-Ed piece from yesterday's NY Times on how important it is that Congress passes President Obama's recovery plan, immediately! (You can read it for yourself here, and read Barack Obama's own Op-Ed piece that appeared in yesterday's Washington Post here.)

Listen to today's Radio or Not Podcast by clicking here (runtime 34:27)